Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Linda Hall Library Form Global Resources Partnership

Posted on March 30, 2012 by

From a CRL Announcement:

CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of print serials in those fields assembled by the two institutions during the past six decades. Together, these two collections constitute a premier library of global science. CRL and Linda Hall will now combine human, technical, and financial resources to further develop these collections, actively promote their visibility and use, and preserve them for future generations of scholars and researchers.

The combined CRL and Linda Hall STE print serials will be available electronically to CRL libraries in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong through on-demand digitization and traditional document delivery through the RapidILL service. The Linda Hall Library will be the locus for maintaining, developing and providing access to the collections.  Linda Hall’s recently expanded collections facility will provide ample, optimum environmental conditions for the growing paper-based collections.

The collections covered by the partnership include current and back issues of over 50,000 journal titles acquired and maintained by CRL and Linda Hall over the years. These include print serials from Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, and other publishers; historical serials published by the Russian Academy of Sciences and other learned societies in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.; foreign serials in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering received through the Library of Congress Cooperative Acquisition Program; engineering specifications, technical reports, standards and other publications of U.S. and foreign government agencies; and other retrospective serials held by CRL and Linda Hall. Beginning July 1, 2012, Linda Hall will provide document delivery from the print serials to CRL libraries through the RapidILL document delivery service.

Read the Complete Announcement